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Scorched Popcorn?
    #8790657 - 08/18/08 01:50 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Recently ive been running into a problem with my pop corn coming out anywhere from slightly scorched to just burnt and almost black looking.
I saw a post where someone was saying that with propane cookers you run into that problem but it was just a comment he threw in so he didnt go into any detail about why.

So i was just wondering if this problem is because im turning up the temp of the burner to high to bring the cooker to pressure, or if my worn out seal is the problem since it leaks a good bit at this point. I ordered a new seal which will be here soon but i just didnt know if that would fix the problem.

Oh and at no point am i running out of water. Each time at the end i still have a good half inch or so of water in the cooker after i take all the jars out. Any help is appreciated.


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Re: Scorched Popcorn? [Re: Digital Reality]
    #8790797 - 08/18/08 02:27 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

how long are you cooking at 15 psi? if you keep having this problem just use wbs its better and im sure its cheaper.


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Re: Scorched Popcorn? [Re: grod31]
    #8790947 - 08/18/08 03:03 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

I started using popcorn until I read multiple posts where RR smashed it. He says it is the worst spawn available. Try switching to rye or wbs, it really is way cheaper and better.


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Re: Scorched Popcorn? [Re: bootedboy]
    #8790989 - 08/18/08 03:14 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Well rye is just a pain in the ass to get. I have to order it online since i can’t seem to find it locally. And i tried wbs a few times and had contam problems. Either way popcorn worked fine for a while then i started having this problem but im not to sure what started it. I was just trying to find out if anyone knew off hand rather than playing the diagnosis game which takes time and materials when you screw up again.


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Re: Scorched Popcorn? [Re: grod31]
    #8790993 - 08/18/08 03:16 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Im cooking the popcorn for 60-70 mins in the pc. Start the timer after it hits 15psi...


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Re: Scorched Popcorn? [Re: Digital Reality]
    #8791024 - 08/18/08 03:28 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

How long was your soak and boil times,Before you PC'ed it?


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Re: Scorched Popcorn? [Re: vater]
    #8791120 - 08/18/08 03:51 PM (10 years, 1 month ago)

It might be discoloring, but it isn't scorched.  It doesn't matter if you used 'high' to bring the water up to temp.  Steam at 15 psi isn't nearly hot enough to cause problems.

Popcorn works as spawn, but often the endospore count is high enough that too many survive the PC and the project contaminates.  The higher than normal contamination rate and the larger kernels that result in less total mycelium per jar has led me to recommend the smaller sized grains. Rye is my favorite, but just about any cereal grain will work fine. 
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